Friends, academic achievement, and school engagement during adolescence: A social network approach to peer influence and selection effects
Ming-Te Wang, University of Pittsburgh, United States ; Noona Kiuru, University of Jyväskylä, Finland ; Jessica L. Degol, Penn State Altoona, United States ; Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Helsinki, Finland
Learning and Instruction Volume 58, Number 1, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Peers become increasingly important socializing agents for academic behaviors and attitudes during adolescence. This study investigated peer influence and selection effects on adolescents' emotional (i.e., flow in schoolwork, school burnout, school value), cognitive (i.e., school effort), and behavioral (i.e., truancy) engagement in school. A social network approach was used to examine students of post-comprehensive education in Finland (
Wang, M.T., Kiuru, N., Degol, J.L. & Salmela-Aro, K. (2018). Friends, academic achievement, and school engagement during adolescence: A social network approach to peer influence and selection effects. Learning and Instruction, 58(1), 148-160. Elsevier Ltd.